Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

On Saturday, 14th April 2018, Danish Companions from Cheshunt Chapter No 2921 attended the Annual Meeting in Copenhagen of The Danish Craft Masonry of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. They were all pleased and grateful to see the Danish R.W. Grand Master of the Craft for Danish Craft Masonry award to E Comp. James Sharpley, Most Excellent Grand Superintendent of the Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire, the Danish Craft Masonry Medal of Honour. The Most…

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Hertfordshire’s Royal Arch Extends over Denmark!

Hertfordshire’s Royal Arch Extends over Denmark!

It is sad when a Lodge or Chapter has to close, and until very recently that seemed to be the fate confronting Cheshunt Chapter No. 2921; for the Chapter was struggling to find new candidates.  Our Province, however, was able to come up with an exciting alternative to closure. Freemasonry has been present in Denmark since the founding of the Lodge of St. Martin in Copenhagen in 1743.  The regular Grand Lodge of Denmark, the…

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East Hertfordshire Chapter Nº3748 – Centenary Celebration

East Hertfordshire Chapter Nº3748 – Centenary Celebration

Around 80 Companions, including the entire Provincial Executive were at Halsey Masonic Hall, Cheshunt on Monday 20th November, to celebrate the Centenary of East Hertfordshire Chapter No. 3748. They witnessed a presentation of the Centenary Charter by the Grand Superintendent, following a masterful Oration by the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal, E. Comp. Philip Masters. The Principals of the Chapter for the Centenary year, E. Comps. David Ames (Z), Paul Brimmicombe-Wood (H) and Steven Gordon-Wilson (J),…

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Hertford Chapter enjoys a Red Letter Day

Hertford Chapter enjoys a Red Letter Day

Those attending Hertford Chapter on the 16th October at Hertingfordbury were fortunate to enjoy a special occasion. The MEZ, E Comp Richard Borsberry exalted his brother, Paul, in a splendid ceremony and more than ably assisted by a faultless performance as Principal Sojourner by E Comp Tony Bearpark. Paul began his masonic journey in 1985 when he was Initiated into Layston Lodge, where he is currently the Director of Ceremonies, and finally decided that the…

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Queens Oak Chapter Celebrate

Queens Oak Chapter Celebrate

The very first display of the Provincial Sword and Standard took place at the Installation and 25th Anniversary Meeting of Queen’s Oak Chapter on Wednesday 15th November 2017. The Meeting was attended by The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley, accompanied by the Second Provincial Grand Principal E Comp Paul Blakemore; the Third Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Phil Masters and the Deputy Provincial Director of Ceremonies, E Comp James Angus, as well…

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Provincial Officers, Principals & Scribes Luncheon

Provincial Officers, Principals & Scribes Luncheon

On Sunday 8th October 2017, a record numbers of guests, totalling 117, attended the Annual Luncheon for Provincial Officers, Chapter Principals and Scribes at the Cloisters Masonic Centre, Letchworth Garden City. The event was presided over by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, James Sharpley who commented that it was a delight to see so many guests and members present and thanked them for their support of the luncheon and the Province. The Most Excellent Grand…

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Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Address

Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Address

Companions, as usual I extend a warm and hearty welcome to you all and thank you for your support today, I am delighted to see so many of you at our Provincial Convocation. In addition to our honoured guests I would like to acknowledge the attendance of the Chapter Principals who this year have surpassed last year in number and I am glad that you are ensuring that your Chapters are represented at the Provincial…

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Annual Convocation – Monday 6th November 2017

Annual Convocation – Monday 6th November 2017

The M E Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley, has been pleased to thank all those Companions who supported the Province and Companions by attending the Provincial Annual Convocation which was held at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London on the aforementioned date. It was a memorable and most enjoyable occasion when 448 Companions were in attendance in the Grand Temple and 271 dined in the Grand Connaught Rooms afterwards. Six Grand Superintendents of neighbouring…

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New Provincial Information Officer

New Provincial Information Officer

E. Comp Tony Reffold, the current Royal Arch Provincial Information Officer will be standing down in November, after four years’ service to the Province, and will be succeeded by E Comp Michael Gowland, a member of Royston Chapter No 4304. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley and other members of the Provincial Executive would like to sincerely thank E Comp Tony for his hard work and dedication over the last four years…

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E Comp R. Ian Groves – Certificate of Service to Royal Arch Masonry

E Comp R. Ian Groves – Certificate of Service to Royal Arch Masonry

On Thursday 10th August 2017, The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley accompanied by the Deputy Grand Superintendent, E Comp David Hampton and E Comp Edward Miller had the pleasure and privilege to visit E Comp Ian Groves at his home in Bishops Stortford to present him with the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s Certificate of Service to Royal Arch Masonry in Hertfordshire. The delegation spent some time with E Comp Ian and his…

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